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Gail Anderson

Gail Anderson

Sunday, March 7th, 1937 - Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019
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Obituary

Funeral services for Gail Anderson age 82 of Wisner, NE will be held on Monday, July 8, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Wisner, NE with Pastor Jared Hartman officiating. Interment with Military Honors will be in the Wisner Cemetery. Visitation will be on Sunday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and will continue on Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service, both at the church. Minnick Funeral Home in Wisner is assisting the family.

Gail passed away on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at Providence Medical Center in Wayne, NE.

Gail Hudson Anderson was born on March 7, 1937 at West Point, NE to Merlin and Ruth (Miller) Anderson. Gail attended Cuming Co. Rural School District #30 and graduated from Wisner High School in 1954. He served in the United States Army from 1956 to 1958.

On June 29, 1957, he was united in marriage to Joleen Luedtke at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Wisner, NE. The couple farmed and fed cattle near Wisner, NE and also operated a trucking firm, Cattlemen’s Express, for a number of years.

Gail was an active member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, was a member of the Wisner Lion’s Club, and was currently serving as a councilman for the City of Wisner. He was always willing to lend a hand or provide equipment for area activities. His hobbies included supporting the Nebraska Huskers, collecting tractors of all sizes and participating in Tractor Rides. He loved spending time with his family and attending his granddaughters’ and great granddaughters’ activities.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years Joleen Anderson of Wisner, NE
Daughter-Lorie and Mitch Ayers of Norfolk, NE and family-
Lisa and Colby Langenberg of Norfolk, NE and daughters-Lexie and Kendal
Holly Ayers of West Palm Beach, FL
Son- Tim Anderson of Omaha, NE

Brother-in-law-Lloyd and Sharyl Luedtke of Laurel, NE

Nieces and nephews also survive Gail.

He was preceded in death by his parents.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, July 7th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Sunday, July 7th, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    St. Paul Lutheran Church-Wisner
    Address
    509 13th St.
    WISNER, NE 68791
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  • Second Visitation

    Monday, July 8th, 2019 | 9:00am - 10:30am
    When
    Monday, July 8th, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
    Location
    St. Paul Lutheran Church-Wisner
    Address
    509 13th St.
    WISNER, NE 68791
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  • Service

    Monday, July 8th, 2019 | 10:30am
    When
    Monday, July 8th, 2019 10:30am
    Location
    St. Paul Lutheran Church-Wisner
    Address
    509 13th St.
    WISNER, NE 68791
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  • Interment

    Location
    Wisner Cemetery
    Address
    Address Not Available
    WISNER, NE
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Jim Budde

Posted at 04:09pm
Gail demonstrated the traits of an honorable and patriotic man that genuinely loved his family and Wisner.
He always had a smile on his face, was respectful, and ready to lend a hand. But he could be a dedicated and tough man when need be.

One summer Gail's dad (Mutz) hired a crew of six of us to chop burrs. Gail and I were a couple of years the junior to the other four. Mutz provided a strong orientation about what he expected. He made it clear that Gail was in charge. Not long after Mutz left, the older boys became disrespectful and disobedient. One grabbed my wrist watch and tore it off of my wrist.

You could see red in Gail's eyes. He lit into the ring leader and roughed him up. He demanded that they return my watch and that they were about to get fired. He told them that he would give a full report to his dad.

Gail exhibited the traits of a successful man who built rural America. We went into the service at the same time. He continued contributing to Wisner through his church, city bodies, his trucking business, and helping those who were in need. He might not ever have been known as being famous, but he was. He was quiet builder of the heart of America--a great American.

Jim Budde


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Bart Gotch

Posted at 05:43pm
Joleen
Sorry for your loss. It was my pleasure to work with Gail and you during those Pioneer Seed corn days with Arnold Witte.
Who would ever guessed that we would get to know both of you better after I started my banking career at Citizens in Wisner.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. From both us Bart & Terri Gotch
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Lantz's Steakhouse Family

Posted at 11:19am
Loving thoughts and prayers to the Anderson Family. With love from the Lantz's Steakhouse Crew.
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Melanie Vance

Posted at 01:33am
Joleen I am so sorry to learn of Gail's passing, May your family and friends be a great support as you go through the next fews days.
Thought are prayers are being sent your way.
Melanie Glaubius Vance
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cdplatt@mediacombb.net

Posted at 09:00pm
Thinking of your family. We met Tim through banking and we’ve remained friends. We enjoyed being at your home in Wisner and met both Gail and Jolene. It was obvious that Jolene was the love of his life. Gail was Dave’s kind of man,...farmer, cattle feeder and trucker. We are so sorry for your loss. Just remember he’s in a better place and no longer has pain and suffering. He will be missed by not only the family, but also the community.
Dave and Carol Platt, Spirit Lake, Iowa
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